One of the things we love most about Baton Rouge is how many opportunities the area offers for arts and entertainment. A lot of these programs and events are organized by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. They're a vibrant group that aims to promote growth, economic development, and education through the arts. This summer, we recommend taking a break from looking at Baton Rouge homes for sale and attending one or more of these art-centered events. Most of which take place at the Cary Saurage Community Arts Center.
- Baton Rouge Arts Market: 5th and Main Streets, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
The Baton Rouge Arts Market is a monthly event. It's held the first Saturday of every month from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Upcoming dates include June 3rd and July 1st. The market attracts a wide variety of vendors. You'll find homemade candles, hand-knit scarves, paintings, jewelry, and more. This is a great place to meet local artisans and crafters.
The Baton Rouge Arts Market offers opportunities to purchase a gift for a friend or maybe even some decor for your new home. It's held at the same time as the Red Stick Farmers Market, so you can pick up some tasty eats, too.
- Shell Gallery Exhibits - Derek Gordon Collection: 233 Ferdinand St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
May is a great time to visit the Shell Gallery at the Cary Saurage Community Arts Center. There will be a temporary art display on view from May 31st - June 2nd. The Derek Gordon is a posthumous art collection that features over 526 pieces of art and is a fantastic art display that has been traveling across the country. This display includes a selection of lithographs, paintings, and charcoal drawings.
- Artsplosion! Lights, Camera, Action! Exploring Original Storytelling Through Motion From Stage to Animation: 233 Ferdinand St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Do you have a young artist in your family who wants to learn more about storytelling this summer? Artsplosion! is sure to be a hit for kids that enjoy telling stories through their artwork. Take their creativity to the next level when you sign them up for this weeklong program where they work on their own animated feature. Geared towards kids in kindergarten through middle school, this is a program that guides them through the animation process from start to finish. Plus, you'll get to see their finished stories at the end of the program.
- Sip and Spin: Pottery Wheel Throwing: 233 Ferdinand St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Try out a new hobby when you sign up for a Sip and Spin: Pottery Wheel Throwing event. Starting in the fall, these events are a great opportunity to try your hand at pottery throwing and create a one-of-a-kind piece. The first Pottery Wheel Throwing event will be on September 14th and includes 2 hours of instruction.
For the full list of events and programming, check out the full schedule on their website.
Baton Rouge has a vibrant art scene, and the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is at the center of it. If you're considering moving to the area, don't hesitate to contact us. We can help guide you through the home-buying process.